Semester on Social Entrepreneurship
Location: New York City, NY Experience Type: nycTRECs
Offered every spring semester. Classes begin in mid-January, end in early May and are held in New York City on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
About the Program
New York City is both a business world capital and a hub of global social activism. In this course, you will spend two days a week in the Big Apple, studying social entrepreneurship. Visit and interact with changemakers in large nonprofits and small grassroots organizations in a range of sectors, including arts, education and international development. Learn how these organizations are working to address a range of social challenges, such as poverty, human rights abuses and environmental damage.
Examine the ways social entrepreneurs inspire change. Discover how nonprofit organizations apply business techniques to address the world’s most serious problems. Determine when and if nonprofits are the appropriate institutions to tackle social issues. Explore which economic factors drive nonprofit decision making. Then, design your own solution to a real-world challenge, working with an actual social change organization.
Students enrolled in this nycTREC will complete the following courses:
This course compliments ECON 387, with a focus on hands on approaches to social entrepreneurship, as well as on obtaining the skills needed to successfully work for social change. The course will consist of a series of field trips, skills workshops and a group project that involves working with a social change organization on a current challenge they are facing. Permission of instructor required. Signature of instructor required for registration.
Using an interdisciplinary lens this course will explore how size, location, structure, mission and globalization have shaped decision making processes within social change organizations. The focus will be on nonprofits, cooperatives and firms with a commitment to achieving corporate social responsibility. A key question we will explore is why social entrepreneurship is increasingly associated with social change organizations. This question will be addressed through an exploration of both theoretical explanations and empirical examples of the economic, social and political challenges facing social change organizations. Case studies will focus on both US and international contexts.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Drew student with sophomore, junior or senior standing
- Be in good academic and disciplinary standing
An interview with the program director will be scheduled for finalists as part of the application process.
|Sponsor:||Center for Global Education|
|Start Date:||Jan 20, 2021|
|End Date:||May 12, 2021|
|Apply By:||Oct 10, 2020|